Urban Vessel

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February 26, 2009
Originally published in Think Small

"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing competitively for 15 years. "It's influenced my design. Sailing vessels are beautifully designed, flexible, made for performance, but also attractive.

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  Goolrick designed sliding partitions that when closed still allow light to flow through her 560-square-foot space, and when opened reveal cocoonlike sleeping quarters.
    Goolrick designed sliding partitions that when closed still allow light to flow through her 560-square-foot space, and when opened reveal cocoonlike sleeping quarters.
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  Storage beneath the bed obviates the need for a dresser and allows for a narrow pass between bed frame and sliding partition.
    Storage beneath the bed obviates the need for a dresser and allows for a narrow pass between bed frame and sliding partition.
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  Dark-stained parquet floors offset the muted colors used throughout the space. The glass tiles used to finish the bathroom floor add depth and luminosity.
    Dark-stained parquet floors offset the muted colors used throughout the space. The glass tiles used to finish the bathroom floor add depth and luminosity.
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  Goolrick reoriented the kitchen and chose sleek stainless steel countertops and bright white walls and cupboards to create the illusion of space.
    Goolrick reoriented the kitchen and chose sleek stainless steel countertops and bright white walls and cupboards to create the illusion of space.
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  One of Goolrick’s custom lights cantilevers over a marble-topped Saarinen Tulip table with the slight camber of a laden fishing pole. The table acts as both dining and work space; the cabinets to the side store all of the requisite office supplies tucked away neatly in custom drawers.
    One of Goolrick’s custom lights cantilevers over a marble-topped Saarinen Tulip table with the slight camber of a laden fishing pole. The table acts as both dining and work space; the cabinets to the side store all of the requisite office supplies tucked away neatly in custom drawers.
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  The blinds on Goolrick's Lexington Avenue windows are made from heave white sailcloth, a nod at the sport Goolrick has participated in competitively for over 15 years.
    The blinds on Goolrick's Lexington Avenue windows are made from heave white sailcloth, a nod at the sport Goolrick has participated in competitively for over 15 years.
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  Goolrick’s space multitasks almost as efficiently as she does.
    Goolrick’s space multitasks almost as efficiently as she does.
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